A relocation request must be made when a parent wants to move to another county, state or country. It is usually more difficult to get court approval for relocation to a different state or country. At The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., we have the experience to represent you in domestic and international relocation cases.
Like all matters regarding custody and visitation, relocation decisions are based on the best interest of the child. Before you make plans to move, you should discuss your case with an attorney because it is possible that the judge will deny the request. Our Dallas parent relocation lawyers represent parents who are seeking or opposing relocations.
How Will The Move Affect Your Child?
In most cases, geographic restrictions in Texas parenting plans require parents to keep the children within or adjacent to a county or in a school district. If you wish to move out of the specified area, you will need to request a modification of the custody agreement. We have decades of experience with custody modifications.
The judge will consider several factors before deciding a parental relocation request, including:
- Whether the move is in the best interest of the child
- The relationship between the child and each parent
- The reason for the move
- The distance and how it will affect visitation
The parent requesting the relocation should also think carefully about the impact the move will have on the child. We can help all parties evaluate the possible risks and benefits of moving a child and/or parent outside of the previously agreed-upon geographic restrictions.
Contact Us Regarding Parent And Child Moveaways
To schedule an appointment, please call our Dallas office at 972-863-0279 or contact us online.